Srinagar (NVI): In yet another step to ease the lives of people in Jammu and Kashmir, the state government has decided to provide free of cost calling facilities to the general public. Moving forward, the government will soon set up 50 public call offices (PCOs) in each district of Kashmir division, official sources said.
The announcement came days after the government on October 14 gave respite to people reeling under unprecedented communication lockdown since the August 7 abrogation of special status to the state by restoring the post-paid mobile phone services on the state-run BSNL.
Since 16 August there has been a gradual removal of the restrictions and by the first week of September most restrictions were removed, barring 8-10 police stations movement restrictions have now been completely removed.
The Central government had on August 7 abrogated the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and also bifurcated the state into Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.